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Saturday, February 9

Tagged Twice!!!

Many apologies to OziMum for being a complete slacko and not replying to her 'tag'!! I have now been tagged by Louanne so I had better extract the digit and see what I can do! Here's the rules:
You are to link the person who sent this to you and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours. Post the rules on your blog. Share 7 strange/weird facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. So here's my seven strange/weird facts:

1. I have a convict in my family. Robert McBurnie was my grandmother's grandfather, and he was transported from England to Tasmania for 'harbouring a criminal'.

2. I have an incredibly rare eye disease. See my post

3. I have an Honours Degree in Classics, and my thesis was a study of the portrayal of ancient Greek sexuality in their pornographic red and black figure pottery.

4. I travelled widely as a child, taking my first O/S holiday at the age of two. I stopped travelling O/S when I was 19 and experienced a horror flight which led to an acute fear of flying.

5. My grandfather was Mayor of Devonport, the city where I was born and currently live.

6. My great-uncle opened the first nudist colony on the north-west coast of Tasmania. He later died of syphilis!!

7. I ALWAYS wanted to get a nose job. I in fact worked from the age of 14 in my parents' bakery to save up for it. By the time I had enough money I was also old enough to drive, so I decided my money would be better spent on a car. Still haven't had the nose job either....

And now these are the people I am going to tag:

1. Jen

2. Kurt and Kelly

3. Ruth

4. Nicky

5. Mark

6. Mary Mia

7. Janet

Thanks again OziMum and Louanne - not sure how weird or interesting my seven facts are, but I hope you will enjoy them!


Louanne said...

Christina - yours are awesome! Cracking up about the nudist colony and no surprise on his "end".

Glori said...

Oh dear lord! I've been tagged.

I'm going to break my blog virginity over this. Yes. It is true. Though I've a myspace & a livejournal page I've never thought I'd have anything of interest to say to blog.

Replying to others is a completely different matter.

Now to the hard part. Finding 7 weird facts about myself..... :)

Loved reading yours Cris!

OziMum said...

MY parents ran a bakery (that I worked in for years) too!!!

Nose jobs are painful (not that I'd know) I used to work for a plastic surgeon... hey, why didn't I put that in my tag?!!!

Sad that "harbouring a criminal" meant you were shipped from UK to TAS. What did the "criminal" do? Steal some bread?!

Nudist colony. Syphillis. Right. I don't reckon I'd be telling too many people that!!!

What are you qualified to do, now that you know all about Greek's sexuality & Pottery?